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An Overview of Zendaya’s Career


From a Disney star to one of Hollywood’s most influential actresses, Zendaya has earned her way into being the industry's favourite talent and fashionista. Her hard work has earned her an exuberant amount of awards and praise; everyone that has the chance to witness her acting is mesmerised by the talent that this woman possesses. The star initially commenced her career with simple beginnings and slowly built herself up to who she is now - a world-renowned, unproblematic celebrity.


The 25-year-old started her career with humble beginnings instead of landing a large role right away. It is clear that she has made the absolute most of her life so far; as reflected by her glorious career. Before landing a job as an actress, Zendaya was a backup dancer for KidzBop in 2009 due to her love for dancing. This led to her earning a role in the Disney Channel show “Shake It Up,” where she played one of the main characters, Rocky Blue, and acted alongside rising star, Bella Thorne.


The show ended in 2013, after completing 3 seasons, but Zendaya’s time with Disney was far from over. She went on to star in different roles such as “K.C Undercover,” a television series in which she played a teenage spy, and the Disney Channel movie, “Zapped.” Both of these were a success within the Disney community, helping her further her career. During her later years at Disney, Zendaya used her skills in many other areas, performing on “Dancing with the Stars” in 2013, singing original songs such as her hit song, “Replay” and her life experiences and knowledge to the test whilst writing and publishing a book called “Between U and Me: How to Rock Your Tween Years with Style and Confidence.”


After that, Zendaya put her Disney Channel days behind her, choosing to focus on building her career to the potential that it still holds today. In 2017, the actress earned her role as Michelle Jones in the new Marvel movie, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” alongside Tom Holland, who was also an up-and-coming actor. It was starting to become clear that she did not come to play, nor did she have any intentions of being forever known as a ‘Disney Channel Child Star’. She wanted to make a phenomenal name for herself whilst doing what she loved and doing it exceptionally. She carried on working with Marvel as she participated in two other movies from the Spider-Man trilogy, both of which she had a bigger role than in the first. This movie, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” and “Spider-Man: No Way Home” were both successful in their own ways. The last of the trilogy, which is “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” released in 2021, a movie that everyone has at least heard of, did exceptional in box offices and received a large amount of praise for its plot, acting, and visual effects.


Fans’ began speculating that there was something going on between Zendaya and none other than Spider-Man himself, Tom Holland. The couple was confirmed to be dating in 2021, and the internet has been going crazy over this absolutely adorable couple.


The same year that she landed the role in “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” which was actually her first feature film, she also acted alongside great names such as Zac Efron and Hugh Jackman in “The Greatest Showman.” The movie allowed Zendaya to show off all her different skills, including her flawless acting, incredible singing, and dancing.


In 2019, Zendaya snagged the role of Rue in the HBO show “Euphoria.” Playing her new character, who is a teenage drug addict, allowed Zendaya to show a different side to her acting, leaving fans shocked at the volatility of her talent. . The show in itself was also an immense success as it portrayed different characters that suffered from anxiety, depression, toxic relationships and much more. Apart from the spectacular acting, “Euphoria” also featured amazing costume designs and makeup that called to the attention of many viewers. After her incredible performance, it came to no one’s particular surprise that she earned an Emmy Award for best actress in a drama series for her role in the HBO show.


In 2022, the second season of “Euphoria” started being released, and to no ones surprise, Zendaya’s acting was once more able to convey the serious topics of the show with raw emotion. The actress's portrayal of Rue has left audiences touched for two seasons in a row. What makes her acting so incredible is that no matter what character she plays, Zendaya incorporates them with full transparency, allowing audiences to feel as though they know the character's themselves and in turn, leaving them touched.


The reality of Zendaya’s rise to fame is more apparent each day, with her face appearing in an array of movies, magazines, and articles. Recently, the movie “Dune,” a major motion picture starring actors such as Timothee Chalament and Oscar Issac released in theatres. Fans had been receiving word that Zendaya would have a role in her movie, and this was confirmed by all. However, audiences were shocked to find that the actress only spent a short 7 minutes on screen; what was even more shocking was the fact that she was paid an immense amount of money for this brief appearance, further proving how the young actress is stepping up in Hollywood as a household name.


Apart from her skills onscreen, Zendaya always manages a way to appear flawless and chic on every red carpet that she graces with her presence. Her outfits, such as those from the Met Galas she attended and the stunning dresses she wears at film festivals and premiers have shown that she certainly knows her way inside the fashion world.


Due to her style and elegance, the star has been honored by winning the Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion (CDFA) Icon Award and being the youngest person to do so. This award is considered one of the most prestigious fashion awards that are only earned by those who dare to explore and amaze in red carpet looks, something that Zendaya never fails to do.


Zendaya's gradual rise to prominence, ardent fan affection and recent awards are all well-deserved. It's evident that she's helping to define a New Hollywood, but it's even more astounding when you consider how long she's been doing it. Her incredible abilities, beguiling fashion choices, and vast experiences demonstrate that she is a force to be reckoned with; it is not by chance that she is sweeping Hollywood by storm, and one thing is certain: if she so desires, she will be on television and winning awards for a long time to come.


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